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Bay of Fires Walk

Bay of Fires Walk

A 3 day guided Pack-Free walk

This 3-day walk has been designed for those looking for a Pack-Free walk of the Bay of Fires. Avoid carrying your clothes or a heavy pack and walk with as little as your camera, water and lunch each day. Situated on the east coast of Tasmania, this magical and remote landscape showcases pure white perfect beaches, vivid orange granite boulders and a ribbon of sapphire and emerald seas. The Bay of Fires is a truly stunning destination and a photographer’s paradise.

Overview - Bay of Fires walk

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A Pack Free Walk

Carry as little as your water, camera and lunch

One of the biggest drawcards of this walk is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire walk. This is a big advantage in you’ll avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure, carry as little as your water, camera and lunch.

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Waterfront Accommodation

Charming waterside haven

Our walking experience spends 2 nights in our waterfront accommodation. With only a short 15 minute transfer from the end of the trail on day 1 and the ability to walk directly in on day 2, you’ll find this charming accommodation with its beach decor and lovely Ansons Bay views, the perfect place to put your feet up after a day’s walk.

You’ll find an outdoor and indoor dining room, outdoor and indoor fireplace, 2 bathrooms with hot showers and running toilets and comfy beds. (click on right arrow to view all images)

Room Types:
Downstairs:
Room 1: Small room with single bed for solo travellers (no extra cost)
Room 2: Double Bed and Single Bed
Room 3: Two Single Beds

Upstairs:
Room 4: Three Single Beds
Room 5: Queen Bed
Room 6: Two Single Beds

Rooming is worked out by our reservations staff based on a first booked basis as well as needs basis based on numbers wishing to room together.

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Personalised Tour

Small groups of a maximum of 11

Our group sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 11 people, we find this delivers a more personal service, a greater social environment and has less impact on the environment.

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Local Tasmanian Produce and Wine

indulge in regional Tassie cuisine

Tasmania is famous for its superb local produce, from its delicious cheeses to its wide selection of wines. An important element of your walking experience with Life’s an Adventure is the high-quality local food we provide each day. You’ll always find an abundance of food and options available. Glenn & Janaya have put an inspired Tasmanian menu together including wonderful Scottsdale Pork with Peach and Chardonnay sauce, Pear and Walnut Salad, local Salmon, Trevally and so much more. It wouldn’t be a meal without wine, and we have an array of Ninth Island white and reds, as well as boutique Tasmanian beers to enjoy during dinner as well.

We can also cater for special dietary requirement. Please give us as much details as possible when booking.

Flexiwalk

NEW Flexiwalk Add-On

Cancel for any reason option

FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows passengers to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. Click here to find out more details

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Our Guides

CEO's - Chief Experience Officers

Our guides are loved for their ability to go above and beyond. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. For example, our guides are a winning combination providing the best in customer service. They have a wealth of knowledge on the Bay of Fires, which enables them to make the landscape come to life. Add to this, their wonderful sense of humour and Can Do’ attitude and you know you will be in good hands.

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Genuinely all-inclusive

You won't even pay for credit card fees

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive and once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for wine or beer as this is included in the price of the tour. We won’t even ask you to pay additional credit card fees when booking.

 

Australian-tourism-award

21 Tourism Awards of Excellence

including Australia's Best Adventure Tourism Company

Life’s an Adventure have won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. But our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

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Tour Itinerary

Location
Bay of Fires Walk

The Bay of Fires is located on the east coast of Tasmania in Australia. Situated in the very north of the state, this region is extremely remote with only a few small townships.

Tour Inclusions
Bay of Fires Walk

When you walk with Life’s An Adventure you can be sure that our aim is to deliver a tour beyond your expectations. When comparing other tours in this region be sure you check that you don’t you have to carry your own gear, you don’t have to camp and that your accommodation is not a long distance from where you are walking. We believe our tours deliver exceptional value for money, with all the creature comforts you are after.

  • Pack Free walk – carry as little as your water, lunch and camera each day.
  • Accommodation in our waterfront beach shack for two nights – situated on a beautiful bay set behind the Bay of Fires
  • 2 x superb dinners featuring wonderful Tasmanian produce
  • Fine Tasmanian wine, boutique Tasmanian beers and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner
  • 2 x hot and cold breakfasts
  • 3 x lunches
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Professionally guided – Our guides which we refer to as “CEO – Chief Experience Officers” who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Return transfers from Launceston and the Bay of Fires
  • National Park Pass
  • No Credit Card Fees
Day One
Bay of Fires Walk

Launceston - Mt William National Park to Deep Creek

SUGGESTED PRE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION:
Grand Chancellor Launceston.

DEPARTURE TIME: 8.00am

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 2.5 hour transfer from Launceston to start of the trail. Stop en route in the pretty town of Bridport.
Afternoon: 15 minute transfer from end of walk to accommodation.

WALK GRADE: 12kms. 5 – 5.5 hours walking with breaks. Easy to Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.

TERRAIN: Mainly beach walking on compact hard sand, with only slight inclines and some rock hopping when crossing headlands.

WALK ITINERARY: The day starts in Launceston at the Hotel Grand Chancellor where you will meet our guides at 8.00am for our transfer to the Bay of Fires. We enjoy a scenic drive winding through rich farmlands to the northern part of Mount William National Park, with a short toilet and coffee stop enroute at the seaside town of Bridport.

We begin our walking adventure from Mt William National Park enjoying breathtaking, remote and untouched wilderness areas. Our hike will start with an introduction to Mt William National Park, a safety brief and lunch at Stumpies Bay. The first two kilometres of the walk is a scenic mix of pristine white sand beaches and granite outcrops where evidence of Aboriginal occupation can be seen in the dunes. From here you will enjoy some light rock hopping and secluded small bays. The Walk now opens out onto Cod Bay where you’ll stroll along 4kms of gorgeous sandy beach. This is a great opportunity to spread out and take in the views of Georges Rocks. After a short meander through the coastal heath we will reach our afternoon tea break nestled amongst the iconic fiery red rocks. Our final six kilometres will start out through a series of small beaches and rocky headlands before we tackle our second long stretch, Purdon Bay. Which will bring us to our pick up location at Deep Creek, where our logistics guide will transfer the group to our water front accommodation (15mins). Sit back and relax as our guides provide a delicious dinner served with Tasmanian Ninth Island wine for your enjoyment.

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Day Two
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Deep Creek to Ansons Bay

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 15 minute transfer from our accommodation to the start of the trail.
Afternoon: walk directly into our accommodation.

WALK GRADE: 14kms. 6.5 hours walking with breaks. Easy to Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.

TERRAIN: Mainly beach walking on compact hard sand, some soft sand, and coastal tracks with only slight inclines when crossing headlands.

WALK ITINERARY: After a hearty breakfast and a 15-minute transfer back to Deep Creek, we begin our walk. Setting off south after a couple of kilometres we will reach Picnic Rock, a photographers paradise. Our next stop will be at Eddystone Point Lighthouse where your guides will deliver interesting information on the construction of the granite lighthouse and history of the area. Afterwards we will enjoy morning tea at Eddystone Point rock pool, a spectacular intertidal zone; one of the many highlights of the day. Continuing south of Eddystone Point, we explore Abbotsbury Beach, our longest sand stretch of the day (4kms). This is another great opportunity to spread out and spot some migratory bird species. At the end of Abbotsbury Beach we will enjoy lunch. Following lunch we continue south into a series of shell coves that will take your breath away. This will bring us to the spectacular Baileys Rock, an ideal location for a swim in the crystal clear water. With just 5kms to go we navigate one more rocky headland onto a shifting dune system that protects Ansons Bay from the sea. This area is an important refuge for nesting shore birds and has to be seen to be believed. Over the dunes and around the bay, and before you know it you’ll be enjoying Tasmanian cheese and refreshments in the backyard while your guides prepare another gourmet meal.

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Day Three
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Policemans Point to The Gardens

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 45 minute transfer from accommodation to start of the trail. Afternoon: 2.5 hours transfer from end of walk to Launceston with stop en route in St Helens.

WALK GRADE: 14kms. 5hrs walking plus breaks. Easy to Moderate level of fitness is required.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: For those that want an easier day relax at Ansons Bay this morning and then walk-in with the second guide to meet the group at The Gardens. Other alternative walks for the entire group can also be offered today.

TERRAIN: Mainly beach walking with one coastal track, a few sections navigating over basalt rocks and some light scrambling over granite slabs.

ITINERARY:

After a filling breakfast you will be transferred to Policeman’s Point. The walk starts at the Ansons Bay river mouth and begins with some short sandy bays before navigating along the basalt rocks of Pebbly Beach. After enjoying morning tea, we will begin our longest stretch of sand walking on Break Yoke Beach. Following this we’ll move into more lichen-covered granite beaches where some light rock scrambling will be enjoyed and along the way see pretty Sienna’s mermaid pool. It will be no trouble finding a lunch spot in this area, as the options are endless. A winding bush track through a Tasmanian She-oak forest will deliver us to The Gardens Lagoon and our final meander takes us around the Tucker Family’s farm and through more basalt terrain where some significant Aboriginal history can be seen. Following this, your guides will transfer you back to Launceston with a stop in St Helens en route for a coffee. the journey back takes roughly 2.5hrs and the guides are happy to drop off to the airport prior to Launceston Hotels. A perfect end to an extraordinary adventure.

ARRIVAL TIME: We will arrive back to Launceston at approximately 6pm. Note: if you are planning to fly out this day please do not book a flight before 6:45pm

.. and the resultCustomer Testimonials
Just wanted to let you know that our Bay of Fires walk exceeded our expectations. We had a most enjoyable time and the group have made lasting friendships. We would especially like to acknowledge your staff for their commitment to making our experience one of a lifetime! Thanks for a great time. Thanks so much.
Val and Noel

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One of the main reasons why we returned to the Company was the quality of the guiding. Barry is a consummate professional, always helpful and knowledgable. The meals were excellent - this has yet again impressed us. After a great days walking it was wonderful to return to cold drinks and excellent nibbles, followed by a superbly cooked dinner. Beachshack was excellent - A wonderful convivial place with everything we needed to enjoy the company of our new fellow trippers. A four-star lodge just would not have been the same.
Jenni Burfitt

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Thought Barry - was a superb guide - really took the time to explain what we were seeing, and also made sure the group was held together and not walking too far apart from each other. The Beach Shack was fabulous. Food was great - well cooked and presented and a great range of variety. Very fresh. Loved the wines and the nibbles on returning after a day walking. Everything was to and above my expectation.
Margie Haseltine

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Our tour Guide Barry was amazing, caring, attentive & wealth of knowledge topped off by a sense of humour making our experience a memorable one. Healthy food & plenty of it added to the walking experience. The Beachshack was excellent. An unforgettable experience in every way & will definitely share & recommend to friends & family
Judy Sheldon

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Barry was the perfect mix of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and quirky. Susan was great as a host and an amazing chef. Heaps and heaps of delicious food with plenty of options. Especially impressed with the accommodation of my need for a gluten-free diet. Fantastic. Beachshack was excellent. I think the way you have pitched it is perfect. You play down expectations a bit and then over deliver. Will recommend
Selma Wastell

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Our guide; Barry was so full of local and interesting knowledge. Although we didn't call him Barry much; was Bob, Bazza etc. He was so lovely. The local produce was awesome and all our meals were prepared beautifully. We were really impressed with your tour; we will be looking for a new location with you next year.
Jo Totman

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Barry and Susan were lovely company and both worked hard making us feel comfortable at the shack. Barry's knowledge of The Bay of Fires was impressive. Fabulous all around. Food was plentiful and delicious. Lovely accommodation. Weather also contributed to an all-around wonderful walk.
Annette Barkey

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Tour Availability

We run regular weekly tours from September to mid May every year , the ideal time to do this walk. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

SPECIALS
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a special savings. Conditions apply see pricing page.

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4 December 2020AvailableSpot Special Saving
11 December 2020AvaialbleSpot Special Saving
18 December 2020AvailableSpot Special Saving
28 December 2020AvailableNot available
8 January 2021AvailableSpot Special Saving
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22 January 2021AvailableSpot Special Saving
29 January 2021AvailableSpot Special Saving
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26 February 2021Few spots remainingNot available
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26 March 2021AvailableSpot Special Saving
29 March 2021AvailableSpot Special Saving
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Sept 2021 to May 2022
Departs every Friday. Some mid weeks also available.
AvailableSuper Earlybirds Savings save $300 per person off normal prices

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -11 people (note depending on bed configurations sometimes we can take 12). Subject to availability. A massage consultant can also be arranged at an additional cost for groups.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

Spot special prices save $150 per person

Spot special prices save $150 per person when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Plus check out our COVID Booking Guarantee.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 -11 people can choose the date of your choice subject to availability.


FIRST TIME TRAVELLER SPOT SPECIALS From
$ 1449 /p

First time traveller with Life's An Adventure

DEPARTURES
2020 to 2021

SHOULDER:
Spot Special Price*………. $1449
Normal Price………………. $1599

PEAK SEASON:
Spot Special Price*………. $1549
Normal Price………………. $1699

Spot special savings available on specific departures only when you pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

Shoulder season: 1 to 30 October and 1 to 30 April.
Peak season: 1 Nov to 31 March.

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PAST PASSENGER SPOT SPECIALS From
$ 1349 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously

DEPARTURES
2020 – 2021 

SHOULDER:
Spot Special Price**…….. $1349
Normal Price………………. $1499

PEAK SEASON:
Spot Special Price**…….. $1449
Normal Price………………. $1599

PAST PASSENGERS MUST EMAIL US FOR YOUR SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE

Spot special savings available on specific departures only when you pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

Shoulder season: 1 to 30 October and 1 to 30 April.
Peak season: 1 Nov to 31 March.

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Private Group SPOT SPECIALS From
$ 1349 /p

Departure of your choice of groups of 11 or more

DEPARTURES
2020 to 2021

PRIVATE GROUPS
11-12 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.

SHOULDER:
Spot Special Price**…….. $1349
Normal Price………………. $1499

PEAK SEASON:
Spot Special Price**…….. $1449
Normal Price………………. $1599

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Past passenger discount not available for groups.

Spot special savings available on specific departures only when you pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

Shoulder season: 1 to 30 October and 1 to 30 April.
Peak season: 1 Nov to 31 March.

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OPTIONAL
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The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

FLEXI-WALK ADD-ON
Cancel for Any Reason:

Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason.
Price: $159 per person. See conditions below for full details.
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PRE-TOUR NIGHT PACKAGE for 2 persons
Our pre-tour night package can be purchased with your tour. This package includes one night’s accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston in a Deluxe Room with dinner for 2, breakfast for 2 and a drink each at the bar.
Add $225 per person.
Post tour package can also be booked on request.

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SOLO TRAVELLERS
We only have one single room available at our accommodation. As this is a small room, guests staying in this room will NOT need to pay any extra to have their own room. Please enquire when booking about availability.

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PRE-TOUR NIGHT PACKAGE for a solo traveller
Our pre-tour night package can be purchased with your tour. This package includes one night’s accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston in a Deluxe Room with dinner, breakfast and a drink at the bar.
Add $323 per person.
Post tour package can also be booked on request.

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COVID Booking Guarantee
For terms and conditions on our special COVID-19 Booking Guarantee click here.

FlexiWalk Option – Cancel for any Reason

Click here for full conditions on our FlexiWalk Option

Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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